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Spaghetti Bolognaise

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Ingredients
  Spaghetti 200 Gram, dried
  Lean minced beef 150 Gram
  Streaky bacon 50 Gram, unsmoked
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic cloves 2 Medium
  Onion 50 Gram
  Celery 50 Gram
  Carrot 50 Gram
  Beef stock 200 Milliliter
  Mushroom 50 Gram
  Tomato sauce 200 Milliliter (for pasta)
  Balsamic vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Sea salt/Pepper 2 Tablespoon (use as per taste)
  Parsley 1 Tablespoon, chopped
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Make the tomato sauce.
2. Cook the spaghetti to the ‘al dente’ stage.
3. Refresh and marinade in a little olive oil and a pinch of chopped parsley and lightly season.
4. Cover with clingfilm and save until needed.
5. Wash, peel and rewash the carrot and cut into fine dice.
6. Wash and cut the celery into a fine dice.
7. Peel and cut the onion into fine dice.
8. Peel and crush the garlic cloves.
9. Wipe the mushrooms with a damp cloth and cut into small dice.
10. Remove any rind from the bacon and cut into small dice.
11. Chop the parsley.
12. Finely grate the Parmesan cheese.
13. Weigh all the ingredients.

MAKING
14. Heat the oil in a heavy-based saucepan over a medium heat and add the crushed garlic.
15. Stir-fry for a moment or two and add the diced bacon, onion, celery and carrot.
16. Stir-fry for about 4 minutes.
17. Add the minced beef to the pan and carry on cooking until the beef begins to color.
18. Add the mushrooms and balsamic vinegar and stir in the tomato sauce.
19. Mix well and bring to the boil and add the beef stock.
20. Season to taste (take care with the salt as the stock, tomato sauce and bacon will already have salt in them.
21. Turn down the heat, cover the pan with a lid and simmer for about 1 hour, stirring from time to time.
22. If you find your bolognaise sauce is getting dry, add a little more stock if necessary.
23. After about 1 hour, mix the marinated spaghetti into the bolognaise sauce.
24. Mix well and heat for 2 minutes.

FINALIZING
25. Divide the spaghetti bolognaise between large warmed bowls and garnish with the grated Parmesan and chopped parsley.

SERVING
26. Serve your spaghetti bolognaise immediately with extra Parmesan as an accompaniment.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Spaghetti
Interest: 
Easy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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